Tag: public transportation

Taking the bus isn’t scary

Taking the bus isn’t scary

There is a phenomena in this country that baffles me. If you live in New York City, you take public transportation all the time. Mostly the subway, but also other trains, buses, taxis, etc. I’m guessing the main idea behind doing this is that it would take you longer to reach your destination and be …

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Traveling abroad

Traveling abroad

My least favorite part of traveling abroad is… the traveling.  I love BEING in foreign places, but the traveling between them can often be tiring.  That’s why, when I travel, I pick a few places to visit for longer periods of time.  Travel can seem very unlike a vacation when you’re just hurrying around all …

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A streetcar named desirable

A streetcar named desirable

Denver is one of the coolest cities I’ve ever visited – and not just because I flew there to see Pearl Jam in concert.  It also has a really great downtown.  What makes their downtown great is how pedestrian-friendly it is.  Their downtown is like a destination.

Get close(r) to your neighborhood on foot

Get close(r) to your neighborhood on foot

It is amazing how little most of us know about our neighborhood.  We can live somewhere for years and never get to know our neighbors.  We drive by the little “Mom and Pop” shops on our way to the big box stores and never give them a second glance.  We often know nothing about the …

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Getting into the flow of car-free living

Getting into the flow of car-free living

Yesterday (Day 4) was pretty good.  I was disappointed to STILL not have a nice day on which to ride my new electric scooter.  (We had wind gusts of up to 29 mph.)  So, I sucked it up and walked down to the bus stop.  My blisters from Tuesday are healing up nicely, and I …

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